Climate change

Climate change

Program on the promotion of advanced resource recycling equipment installation for building of a decarbonized society

The JWRF is implementing financial assistance program on the installation of advanced resource recycling equipment for CO2 emission reduction. The purpose of this program is to reduce the emission of energy-derived CO2 in the entire recycling process of end-of-life products, as well as to quantitatively expand products that could not be recycled in the past, or to supply higher-quality recycled materials.

Program on "FS on introduction waste management technology"

The JWRF provides services, which are commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, to support the overseas expansion of Japanese Waste Management and Recycling Industries by mainly providing financial support to feasibility studies.

This demonstration study substantiates the heat distribution business for heat recovered from waste treatment facilities.

Generally, a waste incineration facility with a daily treatment capacity of about 100 tonnes has significant potential for energy recovery from waste (waste-to-energy), but with a lower energy efficiency ( 20%) than that of new gas-fired power plants (over 60%). However, an energy efficiency of more than 40% can be theoretically achieved by supplying the heat to surrounding factories for use instead of converting it into electricity. This enables significant reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction and high economic efficiency.
This demonstration project is designed to directly link the study of system theory and field demonstration of a regional heat supply and demand/management system. Through this demonstration project, with the aim of concretely increasing the effectiveness of Regional Circular and Ecological Sphere with waste treatment facilities as its core, a dissemination scenario for advanced heat recovery from waste incineration facilities will be prepared.

The project to promote the achievement of multi-benefits for decarbonization through the effective use of waste energy

The JWRF has implemented the financial assistance project to achieve multi-benefits such as regional resilience improvement, revitalization by recycling resources and energy within the region and prevention of outflow of funds to the outside of the region.
To be certified this project it was required for a private company to introduce facilities for highly efficient energy recovery of waste heat and production of fuel from waste, and to conclude an agreement with the local government on the receiving of disaster waste.

Comprehensive research toward the development of next-generation venous infrastructure (The Joint Research Project)

This Joint Research Project is being conducted jointly by the JWRF, three committee members from academia, and five manufacturing companies.
As the needs for waste treatment systems are changing drastically, we started this research project in FY2020 in order to make use of the results of our previous research and to make it a theme that meets the new social needs.
In FY2020, a sub-theme 2 "Research on the concept of automation of venous facilities" was established to find ways to promote the spread of automatic operation, AI, IoT, etc. (automation, etc.) in venous facilities. In this project, we are studying ways to make venous facilities more efficient and less duplicative "next-generation venous infrastructure" by utilizing automation and other technologies.
In addition, from FY2021, in order to respond to the domestic and international trend of decarbonization in the waste sector, we are working on "Research on decarbonization and CO2 reduction of waste treatment facilities" as sub-theme 3.

Program on "FS on energy recovery from waste management"

On behalf of Japan's Ministry of the Environment, the JWRF evaluates and selects proposals of feasibility studies of waste management projects that reduce CO2 emissions in countries concerned by private business, and provides financial assistance for the studies selected.

Program on the introduction of advanced equipment for CO2-saving recycling

The JWRF has implemented the financial assistance program to introduce advanced recycling equipment that saves CO2. The purpose of this program is to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions throughout the recycling process of used products and to improve the recovery efficiency of recycled resources.

Research and Development of a scheme for recycling of incineration ashes in line with regional characteristics (The Breakthrough Project)

The JWRF has implemented this research and development as one of the Breakthrough Project by the National Institute for Environmental Studies and incinerator plant manufacturers. The JWRF also collaborated with the research titled "Establishment of green modification technology for incineration main ash by combining physical sorting and aging," which was funded by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund. We are aiming to "realize social implementation and disseminate academic results" of incinerator ash recycling based on the knowledge gained from the researches by sharing information in our respective fields of expertise.
To minimize the volume of incineration residues are a major challenge in today's domestic waste management in Japan. Especially for municipalities that do not have a final disposal site and whose long-term prospects are uncertain, it is necessary to have as many appropriate and effective options as possible to reduce its volume.